Homesteadersofinstagram Photos & Videos

13 minutes ago

Our "little meatballs" are simply the cutest. First vaccines and worming has been completed. They are now eating soft dog kibble and Mama, May, is getting more time away from them. Everyone is growing great. . . . #whowantsapuppy #bluebarnyard #puppies #anatolianshepherdofinstagram #kangal #kangalofinstagram #lgdofinstagram #lgd #workingdogsofinstagram #workingdogs #countrylife #countrylifeforme #neverstill #exhaustingdays #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteading #livestockconservancy #homesteadlife #protectingourassets

25 minutes ago

It’s Friday or as we like to call it, Fri-YAY! . Join us as we introduce you to 5 more in our tribe of awesome Homesteaders of Instagram in a segment we call the: “Homesteader Fri-Yay Five” . . This week we are featuring: 🌟Manda @run_a_muck_farms 🌟Sara @pecan_acres_homestead 🌟Stephanie @blackroanfarm 🌟Kendle @wilburbeecham 🌟Alicia @fivecabinfarmstead . . You may not be able to drop by their place with home-baked goodies and share a cup of coffee, but you can visit their page and get to know them from the comfort of your own home. . And when you do, let them know you stopped by here first by mentioning #HomesteaderFriYayFive and giving them a 👋🏻 in your comments! . Want to be featured on Fri-Yay? DM @tulamaehomestead! . #intheirownwords #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadbios #spotlight #biography #modernhomesteaders #urbanhomesteader #backyardhomesteader #newdaysoldways #communitymatters #goodvibetribe #spreadthelove

2 hours ago

The garden is already so lush. Looking back to a similar photo of last year, there is quite a bit of difference. I planted my potatoes earlier this year and my cabbages are already quite big. I'm anticipating earlier and bigger harvests. #growyourownfood #growfoodnotlawns #grownfromseed #homegrown #homesteadgardens #homesteadersofinstagram # #gardenersofinstagram #gardening #gardentotable #thehomesteadlife #thehappygardeninglife #growsomethinggreen #growsomethinglovely #beautyinthedetails #beautyofnature #naturephotography #potagergarden #moestuin

3 hours ago

Yesterday, one of my girls texted me and was upset that she had gained back some of the weight she had lost. Guess what though? So have I. Life happens, your body goes through changes, you try and fight off sickness, and sometimes you gain some weight back. BUT the important thing is that you never stop moving FORWARD. Starting is the hard part, starting OVER is even harder. I told her that she has created healthy habits, gotten so much stronger, and no matter what happens....we are always in it together. One day at a time. 🦄💕 at Crawford County, Michigan

4 hours ago

I’m not going to lie, Spring has me absolutely exhausted. • • The garden has taken every ounce of energy, and at times has made me feel defeated with all the work. In the midst of weeding, mulching, and planting, my favorite moments are simple moments just like this. Where my sweet pony comes over to greet me while I’m working in the garden, and reminds me to enjoy this season, as hard as it is. • • In winter I long for spring, and with spring here I’m grateful for the period of rest that winter offered. As each season comes and goes, I’m reminded to enjoy exactly what it has to offer while I’m in it. One thing I’m grateful for this season? Getting an awesome workout every day and watching as I am building so much muscle! Arms, abs, legs, and shoulders all feel so much stronger! 💪🏻 #buildingmuscleinthegarden • • What are you grateful for in this season of life?

5 hours ago

One of my Australorps at it again! The speckled eggs are my favorite! I really hate eating them because they are so pretty. I can’t wait to see what the 14 new layers will lay when it’s time. T minus 2-3 months until they start laying. It still is my favorite collecting eggs everyday. It’s a new surprise to see what is in the nesting box. I have a broody girl that will only sit on the eggs for a day or two. I always cross my fingers that she will stay on and hatch them because who doesn’t want more babies. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Which one of your layers produces your favorite egg? • • • • • • • • • • • • #backyardchickens #speckledegg #australorp #australorpegg #chickenfarmer #egglayer #homesteadinglife #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteading #homesteadersofamerica #theporterhomestead #upstatenyhomestead

5 hours ago

I love watching these gentle giants interact with kids—especially Finnegan. He fully understands how important these children are so he takes extra care to be slow and cautious with them. Even when my seven year old rides him, he approaches slowly to the mounting block and greets Anthony with a little nudge. And, of course, it’s equally imperative to teach our kids to be aware and careful around the horses. Here Tom is practicing his “plate hand” to give Finnegan a treat; a fully flattened and opened palm to keep fingers safe.

12 hours ago

#throwbackthursday Last year this time we had ripe strawberries. They are still green but so far are looking good. Now we need some sun and warm days. Hope keeps us gardeners gardening. # Hope in God keeps us living in spite of this world’s trials and tribulations. He won’t give up on you. Keep praying and hoping. # Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Psalm 43:5 # #hope #believe #praise #godcares #love #godlovesyou #eternallife #notalone #sharethegospel #spreadthegospel #spreadthegoodnews homesteadgarden #strawberrygarden #strawberries #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteading #organicgrown #growwhatyoueat #backtodedengarden #backtoeden

12 hours ago

This (pop)corn didn’t pollinate fully but the few kernels it produced are huge! Can anyone tell me the correct time to harvest corn? Am I suppose to wait until the whole plant has died off or just once the cobs tassels have browned?

13 hours ago

“These publications aren’t usually my thing...OOOH, THAT’S COOL!” ⠀ ⠀ But seriously, let’s talk crazy “Doomsdayers” for a sec... They’re not *entirely* wrong, ya know?⠀ ⠀ It’s kinda crazy to me that as a society, mothers in particular, are so wound up about having every gadget and gizmo to make their lives easier... ...except the things that could end up saving our lives.⠀ ⠀ I mean, I’m not so much a Doomsday Prepper myself, but I’m not gonna be *entirely* surprised should a zombie outbreak occur and society as we know it collapses...🤷🏾‍♀️ In all seriousness though, I think it’s a good idea in general to be as prepared and self-sufficient as possible.⠀ ⠀ Hence, the farm. And all the talk of solar powered this and that. And even the mentions of water storage peppered in.⠀ ⠀ Example:⠀ ⠀ If you’re in the PNW and haven’t heard about the Cascadia earthquake, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! If you’ve heard of it and aren’t at all concerned about it...well, may the odds be ever in your favor.⠀ ⠀ For everyone else on the west coast, some things to think about include (in the comments if you’re interested👇🏾) :

14 hours ago

It's not every day Poppy can see me, or I can see her actual eyes. Sometimes I forget they're even there 😉 🐓👀

14 hours ago

Hey everyone I'm back I probably won't be posting as much as I used to but we got some exciting things happening in the next few days we are going to get soil so I can start some seeds for our garden and we will be getting some other things well anyways I wanted to check in and let y'all know I'm ok I'm still very heartbroken over the loss of my niece charlee but I'm trying to turn the sadness into something positive by trying to get us a garden started 💚☺💛 #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadcommunity #homesteadingcommunity #thankfulhomesteader #homesteadmisfits #homesteaders #HOI #gettoknowahomesteader #homesteaderofig #homesteadher #homesteadlife #homesteader #homesteading #homestead #selfsufficiency #selfsufficient #selfsustaining #selfsustainable #iamcountryside #ruralorganicgardener #vegetablegarden #backyardgarden #ruralhomestead #ruralsouthdakota #southdakotahomestead #grinsteadruralhomestead

15 hours ago

It was a long effing day of work, but even after 15 hours (six of just driving 😭), I knew a quick workout and stretching would make me feel better. Fifteen minutes of HIIT to fire up the muscles, fifteen minutes of stretching and foam rolling....and I’m so ready for bed. Some days you will have more time than others, but you will always have time to do SOMETHING for you. Even if it’s just five minutes, carve out some time to do what you love. I promise you’ll feel better for it. 🦄💕 at Mackinaw City, Michigan

15 hours ago

My favorite spot in our old garden. Elderberries above, chamomile and anise hyssop in the middle, and a carpet of clover below. An odd patch of dill pokes through the clover here and there. at Good Hope, Georgia

15 hours ago

Dreaming of summer crops 🍅😍⠀ .⠀ We’ve had unseasonably cool temps (and crazy wind) and our tomato plants and peppers... oh wait and basically no other plants are even in the ground yet 😩😓. In fact nothing is even hardening off well bc soil temp is affecting nutrient uptake. ⠀ .⠀ I’m trying not to let it get me down but brrr it’s cold and I want nothing more than to be in the sunshine! ⠀ .⠀ So until crops are growing, I’ll just be here looking at images from last year to keep my hopes up! #justourbackyard #gardening #homesteadersofinstagram #happyhomesteading #homesteadlife #growyourownfood #aquietlife #simpleliving #modernhomesteading #freerange #farmstead #farmher #selfsufficient #backtobasics #wildandfreechildren #kidsinthegarden #foodie #vegetablegarden

16 hours ago

This week has been really long. Five 12 hour days working on our first big house fix up as homeowners. But it doesn't mean I couldn't also get started on hardening off some plants. . Planting out every season is one of my favourite times of year. This year hasn't felt the same with the stress and work, but the garden still brings me peace and happiness even through the long days. . It also makes me happy knowing others find the same joy that I do from helping bring new life every year. . Cheers to gardening. . . #gardening #vegetablegardening #growyourownfood #growsomething #happyplace #homeowners #homesteadinglife #diy #homesteadersofinstagram #homestead #homesteading #dorkylittlehomestead at Braeside, Ontario

16 hours ago

#tbt to before we moved onto our land. We bought 8 acres fully forested, so we threw up a few hammocks and used it as our private park until we bought a camper and cleared some living space. Our small piece of paradise.

18 hours ago

This year we worked with four different schools to hatch our eggs and educate their students. Many many gawky teenage chicks returned to our farm. Around that same time we had two broody hens hatch two clutches of peepers. While the hatch timing wasn’t intentional (but hello #chickenmath ) it is our hope that these mama hens will teach the school’s chicks how to be proper chickens: scratching, dust bathing, roosting, being weary of predators on the ground and in the sky. So far so good! These mamas have their work cut out for them with 47 babies scurrying around, and they have many bodies to keep warm in the dog pile they sleep in at night. 🐣🐥 at Yarrow Ecovillage

19 hours ago

Our little garden inspector came by 😨 She seems to approve of the set up, and finds the walkways a great place for lounging. 👌

20 hours ago

We homestead because chose to own what we do. If we want healthier, fresher foods, we grow and raise it. . If we want farm fresh eggs, we raise chickens, ducks, and other poultry. . If we want food without preservatives, we preserve the harvest using various methods. . If we want foods that are GMO free, we work with local farmers or grow it ourselves. . If we want to keep our food source in America, our state, our county, we shop local. We not only predict our future, we create it. And so can you. Amen. . #sustainableliving #farmstead #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadersofamerica #farmgirl #gardening #preservingfood #shoplocal #chickensofinstagram #backyardpoultry #farming

20 hours ago

First strawberries of the season. #snacksize

21 hours ago

Make me coffee and tell me I’m pretty.😘. . This has been the deal for as long as I can remember. Thank the Lord for caffeine and good men! . Marriages are strengthened in the moments in between. Weddings are wonderful and babies so exciting! But mishandled bills, and poor communication, fear, and withholding trap you in a small existence as a family. . We have had seasons where we were desperate for breakthrough and God showed up when we were willing to be vulnerable with one another. Consistently showed up in this posture of humility. . I up your guts on the table and lay all that ish bare kind of vulnerable. Weep as you spit out the secrets and lies that have created distance between you and the one whom you love kind of humility. . In these totally exposed seasons, instead of rejection, we found intimacy. . Fear is not from the Father. His love DRIVES OUT fear! Marriage, unity, these are good gifts from the Lord and He loves to lavish them on His people. None of it surprised Him any ways. . If you’ve been looking for a breakthrough in your marriage, go deep. Get honest. Ask the Lord to go ahead of you. He will restore and make a way where the thorns and weeds have overgrown. . BetterTogetherWife. . . . . . #bettettogetherlife #marriage #healthymarriage #christcenteredmarriage #humility #marriagematters #breakthrough #thelivingGod #herestoresmysoul #itiswell #itiswellwithmysoul #texashomestead #homesteadersofinstagram

21 hours ago

It’s Thursday and time for #freerangethursday! I’m late to my own party today but better late than never.🐓 What does your Thursday look like? Please feel free to post all kinds of “free range” pics. (Kids, chickens, animals, eggs, etc.) . HOW TO PLAY ALONG: 1. Post a pic of what your free range Thursday looks like. 2. Tag me in the comments & your pic. This way we won’t miss any. 😉 3. Invite your friends to play along. My peeps and I will pick our fav pics to be featured on our account. I invite @phillipspharm891 @ashleyslittlehomesteadlife & @windypinesfarmette to play along!! . . #freerange #freerangekids #thursday #thursdayvibes #neveradullmoment #letsplay #homesteadliving #momlife #boymom #letthembelittle #wonder #adventuretime #minicowsofinstagram #dextercattle #americanbulldog #adventureawaits #farmhouse #homesteadersofinstagram #farmhousefun #homesteadinglife #farmlife #barnlife #countryvibes #countryside #minifarm #freerangechickens #freerangeeggs #farmtotable #tableof7

22 hours ago

Queenie is our oldest and most favourite bird #favoritechicken . . There are a lot of exciting things that are going to happen this summer. Puppies, kittens, pigs, oh my! . We hate the heat but are looking forward to some more firsts. This has been a big year for us! . What have you accomplished so far? . . #queenie #whiterick #chickensofinstagram #chickens #hen #chickenlife #freerangeflock #freerangelife #homestead #farmstead #instagramhomesteaders #homesteadersofinstagram #poultry #homesteadlife #homesteading #farmlife

22 hours ago

Beef recall.... I'm so glad that's not something we have to worry about. 👊🐂💕

22 hours ago

Delicata! This is one of the very few squash plants that have survived the geese. It has a BUNCH of squash on it, but this is the biggest. Yum! What's your favorite way to use delicata squash? #foxandwhalefarm #delicatasquash #southernexposureseedexchange #organic #organicgardening #organicgardener #homesteadmom #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadfamily #wintersquash #growyourownfood #growfood #foodnotlawns #zone8a #georgiagardening #georgia #getinthegarden #getyourhandsdirty #farmher #farmrewards

23 hours ago

“...For everyone is just waiting.⠀ Waiting for a train to go⠀ Or a bus to come, or a plane to go⠀ Or the mail to come, or the rain to go...”⠀ -Dr. Seuss ⠀ ⛈ ⠀ For summer has come and school is over for the school year, and then it rains, pours, storms we have a touch of flash flooding and a side of tornadoes. What do we gotta do to get some sunshine around here? Charlie horse and Zach the mini donkey just show how we all feel....⠀ 🙄⠀ What do you do during rainy day weather?⠀ ⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ #waitingfortherain #homesteading #homesteadlife #homesteader #homesteadersofinstagram #instagramhomesteaders #homesteadersofamerica #homesteadliving #homesteadfarm #theupcycledfamily #homesteadingit #homesteadmom #homesteadingskills #homesteadgoals #happyhomesteading #homesteaders #thehomestead #simplelifehappylife #simplemoments #ofsimplethings #rainfordays #horsesofinsta #donkeysofinstagram at Kansas

23 hours ago

It has been such a crazy busy week!!! But I did manage to work on our property sign!!! Going to add some horse shoes to it!

1 day ago

I’m trying to make a natural cough syrup this year. With pine and spruce tips as well as sage and ribwort plantain... and sugar! I really hope this works. It would be so wonderful not to have to give an over the counter medication to my toddler this coming winter! 🌱Recipe by Anna from my new favorite Insta account: @banannasmooth 💚 Layer tips and herbs and sugar in a big glass jar with a ratio of 1:2 (twice as much sugar as herbs/tips) and let it sit in the sun for 2 weeks until the sugar has absorbed the juices from the plants. Filter and store in a cold and dry place. 💚💚💚 Dieses Jahr probiere ich zum ersten Mal Hustensaft selbst herzustellen... aus Tannen- und Fichtenspitzen mit Salbei und Spitzwegerich. Es wäre so toll wenn es funktioniert... dann kann ich es diesen Winter meiner kleinen Tochter geben wenn sie krank wird. Das Rezept habe ich von meinem neuen Lieblings Insta-Account @banannasmooth! Danke! Ihr findet das Rezept bei ihr unter Rezepte in den Highlights. 💚 #homesteader #homestead #naturalcoughremedy #naturalcoughsyrup #sprucetips #pinetips #natürlicherhustensaft #tannenspitzen #fichtenspitzen #fichtenspitzensirup #naturalremedies #natürlichemedezin #homesteadinglife #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadingmama #homesteadkitchen #selbstgemacht #hustensaft #tannenspitzensammeln #tannenspitzenhustensaft

1 day ago

Seven years ago I coached a group of kids who advanced to World International Robotics Competition. I knew I wasn't capable of coaching a robotics team. But I also knew God was calling me to do it. Not unlike our move from suburbia to our homestead. We had no idea the things we would have to do. But I also had no idea of the blessings that were coming. Like fresh, raw milk. Amazing. . . The robotics thing? I still have zero idea how to program a robot... I'm way too right brain-ed. (True story.) But coaching that team was one of the most rewarding things I've done. There are a lot of hard days on a homestead too, y’all. The hard days drive me to sink down deep in the fact that God called me to do this thing and surely He will bless my flawed efforts. . . What is that thing in your life today that you are incapable of doing? Do you need to be a jar of clay to be used in mundane ways that get zero recognition, in difficult ways that make you sob, or in long-haul ways that require a half a decade before there is recognition or joy or fresh, raw milk? . . Jars of clay are fragile. Common. Imperfect. But when we admit we are fragile, common & imperfect, those places become landmarks. Places in our life that stand up like definitive road signs, pointing to God's amazing goodness. Landmarks that cannot be denied. Landmarks that we can tell others about. Landmarks that give us authority to say, "God is good. Look what He did with my imperfection." . . Those landmarks are soaked in joy for one reason only... not because WE accomplished something, but because it is obvious that we could never have done this. That’s a 4:7 Attitude (2 Corinthians 4:7). An attitude that says, I am thankful I couldn't {fill in your impossible thing, like "coach a robotics team"}, because look what God did, and He asked me to be a part of {fill in your milestone that you one day accomplish, like "an international robotics competition."}! Folks, "we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us." Now that is true joy. #simplejoysrequirehardwork #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadinglife #freshmilk #rawmilk #jarsofclay